MHA Holding Meeting With Bihar, Jharkhand to Counter Left-wing Extremism
GAYA: The Ministry of Home Affairs is holding a meeting with senior civil and police officials of Bihar and Jharkhand here today to discuss an action plan and strategy to counter the activities of Left Wing Extremist organisation in the two states.
"The meeting is chaired by Union Home Ministry's Additional Secretary Jaideep Govind to discuss nine points in detail in order to curb Left Wing Extremist organisations in the neighbouring districts of Bihar and Jharkhand," IG (Operations), Bihar, Sushil M Khopde said.
Senior officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Bihar and Jharkhand are meeting to chalk out strategy to deal with Maoists in Gaya.
Prominent officials attending the meeting include MHA Director Dipak Kumar Kedia, Bihar's Special Secretary in Home department, Jharkhand ADG (Operations) S M Pradhan, Magadh Division Commissioner, DIG, SSB DIG, DIGs of Rohtas, Hazaribagh, DMs and SPs of Gaya, Rohtas, Nawada, Arwal, Aurangabad, Jehanabad and SPs of Jharkhand's Chatra, Koderma, Hazaribagh, Commandants of CRPF, COBRA, SSB and others.
The meeting would also discuss implementing an action plan for operations in the most affected Bihar districts over next three months including inter-state operations, he said.
Khopde said it would review various development schemes, initiatives pertaining to infrastructure development in the most affected districts of Bihar.
The meeting would also discuss how to carry out drive against proscribed naxal outfits in effective manner in coordination with the state police and central para military forces, official sources said.
It would also review the progress after the creation of institutionalised mechanism for inter-state operations such as Joint Task Force (JTF).
Besides, it would also discuss with the states to curb funding of LWE organisations especially the issue of imposition of 'levy' by the Maoists, sources said.
The meeting would also discuss raising of Special Task Force (STF) for Bihar and Jharkhand, besides strengthening the state intelligence bureau (SIB) and filling up of vacancies of police personnel in the state.
The issue of strengthening Counter Insurgency and Anti Terrorism (CIAT) school would also come up for discussion during the meeting, sources said.